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NYC storm victims’ homes looted over Thanksgiving

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Thieves hit homes damaged by Sandy

Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Hurricane Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving. The New York Post reported that thieves struck at least three homes in the Breezy Point section of Queens. One couple lost a $25,000 coin collection, along with jewelry and watches. The break-ins occurred Wednesday or Thursday when many residents were away for the holiday, investigators said. (AP)

Clown collapses, dies during parade

A clown suffered a fatal collapse in front of spectators at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Robert Blasetti, 67, went into cardiac arrest as he made balloon animals, officials said. A civilian worker for the New York Police Department also died, suffering an apparent heart attack while hooking up a vehicle to be towed off the parade route. (AP)